• Indonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert level raised
    World NewsIndonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert level raised

    All flights around Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano were re-routed and the alert level was on Thursday raised to the second-highest possible, days after the volcano triggered a tsunami leaving over 400 dead.

  • China successfully tests S-400 missile system
    World NewsChina successfully tests S-400 missile system

    China has successfully tested the sophisticated S-400 air defence system bought from Russia, a missile for which India struck a deal with Kremlin risking the US sanctions.

  • Indonesia tsunami toll rises to 430, nearly 22,000 displaced
    World NewsIndonesia tsunami toll rises to 430, nearly 22,000 displaced

    Indonesian authorities on Wednesday raised to 430 the death toll in the devastating tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Sunda Strait, while nearly 22,000 people were displaced.

  • Trump visits US troops in Iraq for Christmas: Report
    World NewsTrump visits US troops in Iraq for Christmas: Report

    US President Donald Trump visited the US troops in Iraq to celebrate Christmas, the official Iraqiya television reported on Wednesday.

  • 3 killed in terror attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry HQ
    World News3 killed in terror attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry HQ

    At least three people were killed and 10 others, including a paramedic, were injured in a terror attack on the Libyan Foreign Ministry's headquarters in the capital on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said.

  • Man arrested for painting swastikas on Trump's Hollywood star
    World NewsMan arrested for painting swastikas on Trump's Hollywood star

    Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of spray-painting swastikas on US President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, media reported.

  • Syria's air defences intercept Israeli missiles over Damascus
    World NewsSyria's air defences intercept Israeli missiles over Damascus

    The Syrian air defences were triggered on Tuesday evening to a heavy Israeli missile attack that targeted areas in the countryside of the capital Damascus, media reported.

  • Thailand legalises marijuana for medical use
    World NewsThailand legalises marijuana for medical use

    Thailand's interim parliament voted to approve marijuana for medical use and research, one of the senators who worked on the bill told CNN on Tuesday. Recreational use of the drug remains illegal.

  • S. Korean train leaves for N. Korea for rail, road link ceremony
    World NewsS. Korean train leaves for N. Korea for rail, road link ceremony

    A South Korean train carrying about 100 people left from Dorasan Station, just south of the inter-Korean border, for the North Korea on Wednesday morning for the ceremony to modernise and connect railways and roads across the border. The nine-car train, which departed from Seoul Station in South Korea's capital Seoul earlier in the day, left from the Dorasan Station at about 8:30 a.m. local time (2330 GMT Tuesday), local broadcaster YTN footage showed. It transports the South Korean participants to Panmun Station in the North Korea's border town of Kaesong, where the groundbreaking ceremony is slated to start at 10 a.m. local time (0100 GMT), Xinhua news agency reported. The South Korean participants included Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee, and Lee Hae-chan, chief of the ruling Democratic Party. From the North Korean side, Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland and Vice Railway Minister Kim Yun Hyok would attend the ceremony. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed during their first summit in April to modernise and eventually connect railways and roads across the inter-Korean border. They agreed in their Pyongyang summit in September to hold the groundbreaking ceremony before the end of this year.

  • Indonesian tsunami rescue efforts continue as country marks 2004 disaster
    World NewsIndonesian tsunami rescue efforts continue as country marks 2004 disaster

    Indonesian authorities on Wednesday resumed the search for 154 people missing after a tsunami hit the Sunda Strait coasts as the country commemorates the anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed around 230,000 people.